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We Always Hear The Young Are Our Future But Seldom Treat Them Like It.
I have son Corey who is currently20 years old and a penniless 2nd year college student. He is one of those fortunate young people who have always easily fitted in; he loves children, doesn’t hesitate to speak to adults and senior citizens and is commonly very well liked by all. Corey has a very easy going personality and very seldom gets ruffled or angry….actually I can’t remember the last time he was.
Corey came home from the bank in what I would categorize as a more than upset mood. Apparently he had over drawn on this debit account by seven dollars. In his explanation of what had happened he stated he had been given two overdrawn charges and felt very strongly he should only have received one. I won’t get into all the detail for it was pretty lengthy so let’s just suffice it to say that he agreed with the first charge however was totally in opposition to the second. Oh, by the way…the total of these two overdraft charges was $75.00 which as we all know, is a w..h..o..l..e lot of money for a college student.
Corey had spoken to the “tellers boss” who he stated was not in the least nice, wouldn’t let him finish a sentence and felt treated him very rudely. Corey left feeling he had no recourse but to accept that he was out the $75.00 (for they had already taken it out of his savings account to pay for the overdraft) and was now left with only $21.00 remaining. He vowed to take his $21.00, go to another bank that did not charge overdraft charges that some of his college buddies currently go too.
In thinking this over a little bit it struck me that Corey really has more power than he is aware of…..for as we all often hear….CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE. I decided to give my son some unsolicited advice, which we moms often do as this I felt was a huge opportunity for a learning experience. I let him know that he actually does have more power than he knows since CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE. If he simply decides to take his money then go some where else he would be doing himself a huge disservice. I made him aware he deserved be heard, the bank cannot help if you do not speak up and the tellers boss is not where it should stop. I directed him to calm down, get his thoughts in order then stop into the bank and request to speak with the Bank Manager (no one else) dress well, be prepared to present his case in a calm and respectful manner. Make the Bank Manager aware of what had transpired in regards to his account, the teller boss and that he felt he had been treated unjustly. Be very up front and let the manager know that you are a poor college student that has no money, you work, volunteer 3 days a week for an after school inner city children’s program along with coaching two youth soccer teams. Kindly remind him that although you may be a poor college student now you will also be the young man who in another 5-10 years will no longer be poor, will have a career, be looking to buy a house and into investments for your future.
Now, the Bank Manager has the opportunity to both assist and remedy the situation or to send Corey packing.
I must say I have a very hard time believing that any Bank Manager would let a future investor in his bank simply walk out over a measly $37.50.
What are your thoughts?? If our children are truly our future why are they not treated and respected as such!
Corey will be going to the bank and present his case in the next day or so…I will keep you posted with the outcome.
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